About the Conference

A gathering of academic researchers and industry partners propelling microbiome research discoveries into commercial applications. An opportunity for companies to share their areas of interest and for researchers to tell industry partners about their discoveries.

Hosted By: The Microbiome Center and the Polsky Center at the University of Chicago

Who Should Attend: Academic researchers and innovators, life sciences companies, as well as venture and philanthropic partners

Questions?
Contact Matthew Martin, Microbiome Innovation & Ventures Lead, at matthewrmartin@uchicago.edu

Speakers

Agenda

Tuesday, Sept. 26

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PROGRAM

Please join us for a two-day program of informative sessions, rich discussion, and networking opportunities presented by experts across academia and industry. All sessions will take place in the Polsky Exchange.

Welcome and Keynote Address

Session I Research Talks: Microbiome Research in Human Health and Disease
Session II Panel: Probiotics, regulation, and the roles of science and marketing
Lunch Program The Regulatory Landscape for Microbial Therapies: The role of the FDA in the microbiome market
Session III Models of Collaboration: Opportunities and lessons learned from spinouts and licenses
Session IV Research Talks : Translational microbiome research in the environment
Session V Industry Applications from Start-ups to Pharma: Industry innovation and opportunities
Session VI Poster and Networking Session

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PROGRAM

Please join us for a full day of informative sessions and rich discussion presented by experts across academia and industry. All sessions will take place in the Polsky Exchange.

Welcome and Keynote Address

Session I Panel: Solving Common Challenges to Commercialize Microbiome Therapeutics
Session II Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities to collaborate utilizing existing federal funding calls and building new programs
Lunch Program Working lunch to explore public-private collaboration
Session III Research Talks: Microbiome Research in Human Health and Disease
Session IV Tools and Platforms Driving the Next Generation of Microbiome Research and Application
3:00 p.m. CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

Organizers

The University of Chicago

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Microbiome Center
Biological Discovery in Woods Hole
Argonne National Laboratory

Venue

Polsky Exchange – Theater, 2nd floor
1452 E 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615

Accommodations

Hyatt Place Chicago South/University Medical Center
5225 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL 60615

Rooms may be reserved online . Attendees will get the special rate of $199 per night by entering the Group Code "G-PCMC" in the Make a Reservation sidebar.

Rooms may also be reserved by calling 1-888-591-1234 and booking rooms under the Chicago Microbiome Conference.